OSWEGO, NY – In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Month, staff from Oswego County Opportunities Services to Aid Families program donned their purple to take part in “Wear Purple Day” in New York State.
An initiative of the New York State Office for the Prevention Domestic Violence, “Wear Purple Day” is a day set aside to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence and raise awareness of domestic violence in communities throughout New York State.
The OCO Services to Aid Families program is the domestic violence and rape crisis program that serves Oswego County.
The goal of SAF is to raise awareness of the epidemic of domestic violence in Oswego country and to educate individuals on the impact of domestic violence in its communities.
“Nobody is immune to domestic violence, but women are particularly at-risk,” said SAF educator / trainer Sara Gozzi. “We invite community members to become energized about the topic of domestic violence and be willing to get involved in some way to help put an end to domestic violence in their community.”
If you or someone you know is a survivor of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence or stalking, call the Crisis Hotline at (315) 342-1600.
The hotline is staffed by trained counselors and is available 24 hours.
For more information on the SAF program, contact Gozzi at 315-342-1544 or visit www.oco.org
OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.
A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.